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Volunteers wanted for Stevenage Beer & Cider Festival 2018

VOLUNTEERS WANTED – for Stevenage Beer & Cider Festival 2018. All help from CAMRA members is welcomed, whether setting up the festival, working during the festival or helping to take down afterwards.

Volunteers are required on all days from Tuesday 30 January to Sunday 4 February and there are rewards whether you work a few[…Read on]

Social events, December 2017

Monday 4th December  – Open Branch Meeting/Social, The Orange Tree, Baldock from 8pm.
All members welcome. A chance to chat to the branch committee about anything beer, cider and events (local and national).

Saturday 9th December – Minibus Trip to GBG 2019 “long list” pubs

  • Countryman, Chipping
  • Blind Fiddler, Anstley
  • Fox, Aspenden
  • Boot, Dane End
  • […Read on]

Good Beer Guide 2019 – long list announced

This is the branch’s Good Beer Guide 2019 long list of 30 pubs (actually 39 pubs due to the score cut off point). These are the top contenders for inclusion into next year’s 2019 GBG.

The selection of the short list will take place in the first week in January 2018 based on[…Read on]

November Social Events

Two events coming up for November:

Saturday 18th November – Minibus Trip
Visiting 5 pubs on the Good Beer Guide long list.
£5 members, £8 non-members. Pickups from 6pm, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & East Herts.
Book via socialsecretary@camranorthherts.org.uk.

Thursday 23rd November – Letchworth Social – starts at 7.30pm in first pub.
Crafty’s, Leys Avenue
Garden[…Read on]

Hitchin Beer Festival 2017 – reflections on a successful festival

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There is no doubt that the Hitchin Beer Festival, which took place in June was the most successful yet. A record of over 3,400 customers attended the festival (up from the previous record of 2,874 in 2016) – with some coming from as far afield as Sussex and Kent! More than 10,000 pints of beer [...Read on]

October 2017 social visits

A busy month with 4 events, including a couple of “specials”!

October events

Saturday 7th October – Minibus trip 

To celebrate CAMRA Cider Month this trip will visit the regional Cider Pub of the Year, the Woodbine in Waltham Abbey, as well as Queen’s Head, Allens Green; Our Mutual Friend, Stevenage; The Chequers Stevenage Old Town. All[…Read on]

September social events

Two events this month and advance notice of a brewery visit in October.

Saturday 9th September: Minibus trip

  • King William IV, Mangrove Green,
  • Fox, Darley Hall,
  • Red Lion, Breachwood Green,
  • Strathmore Arms, St Pauls Walden,
  • Red Lion, Preston.

£5 members, £8 non-members. Pickups from 6pm, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & East Herts. Book via socialsecretary@camranorthherts.org.uk.

Wednesday[…Read on]

August social event

The Cock, Baldock

Only one branch event this month as we’re in the summer holiday season! Wednesday 23rd August – Baldock Social. Starts at 8pm in first pub: Hen & Chickens, South Road then Cock, High Street Victoria, Sun Street Orange Tree, Norton Road

Local pub news

The Cabinet at Reed

Good news for local campaigners as NHDC has turned down the bid to turn the Cabinet into a private house. See the report in the local paper http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/reed-campaigners-relief-after-planning-permission-to-turn-the-cabinet-pub-into-a-house-is-refused-1-5119167

The pub remains closed – as it has been for several years – but the Save the Cabinet campaign group have been buoyed by[…Read on]

Decision Day for The Cabinet at Reed

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From the “Save The Cabinet at Reed” group: “North Herts District Council will decide whether to allow the developer planning permission and listed building consent to turn our lovely old pub into a house. We encourage as many supporters as possible to come to the meeting at Letchworth to show support for the campaign to save the [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival 2017

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